Washington upends No. 7 Oregon
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Justin Dentmon scored 24 points and dished out
six assists as Washington toppled seventh-ranked Oregon, 89-77, at Bank of
Ryan Appleby donated 16 points while Spencer Hawes ended with 15 for the
Huskies (12-7, 2-6 Pac-10), who snapped a three-game skid. Jon Brockman
totaled 14 points and eight rebounds in victory.
Bryce Taylor paced his team with 19 points and Chamberlain Oguchi scored 15
for Oregon (18-2, 6-2), which had a five-game winning streak snapped. A win in
this contest would have given Oregon its best start in team history.
Dentmon got 15 of his points before the break and also delved out four assists
to help give Washington a 51-40 halftime edge. The big statistic over the
first 20 minutes was points off turnovers, as the Huskies outdueled the Ducks
15-4 in that category.
Oregon, though, put up a fight in the second stanza. The road team came out of
the locker room and netted the first seven points to pull within four.
The Ducks cut the deficit to two, 59-57, on a Tajuan Porter lay-in, then used
back-to-back threes by Malik Hairston and Oguchi to claim a two-point lead
with 14:25 on the clock.
Washington, though, broke off a 13-4 run in the latter stages of the half to
claim an 83-73 advantage. Dentmon had five points in the spurt, including a
jumper that pushed the lead to double-digits with about three minutes left.
Oregon never seriously threatened the rest of the way.
Washington improved to 12-1 at home…The Huskies lead the all-time series,
179-100…Washington has won the last six against Oregon at home.